Friday, May 15, 2009

Garrett on the "Ordo Salutis"


Stephen Garrett at the BaptistGadfly writes from a creedal Calvinist perspective, which is a contrast to what passes in our time as "Reformed Calvinism" which is generally characterized by the post-Reformation "born again before faith" notion developed by Pedobaptists who contended that their "covenant children" get "regenerated" either before or soon after their physical birth.

Stephen says:

The Ordo Salutis Debate

This is the title of a book I am desirous of completing. I already have lots of research materials collected for such a work and plan to work on it in the months ahead. I desire that the book cover the debate from both an historical and biblical perspective.

I also contemplate having a large section that deals with whether regeneration precedes justification or vice versa. I believe one of the consequences of the "born again before faith" error is that it puts regeneration before justification, which has been the historical position of the Roman Catholic Church. Those "Reformed" and "Hyper Calvinists" who put regeneration before justification have taken, ironically, the position of Rome.

I continue to work, as time permits, on my second volume of "The Hardshell Baptist Cult." I am also preparing for an upcoming debate this summer. So, my "plate is full."

I appreciate all the readers here and their comments. I am nearing my three year anniversary here for the Gadfly (July) and am thankful for the opportunity of having this format to write on Christian doctrine. Your prayers are coveted.

See more of Stephen's materials at the BaptistGadfly.


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